Large and stylish pad in London

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Devonport Rd, Hammersmith, England W12 8, United Kingdom

A very large one bedroom Victorian apartment with wooden floors and heaps of style, 60m 2
Comfortably fits a couple, and is a short walk from trendy areas of Portobello and Westfield entertainment and shopping, three tube lines, train and bus.

Your host, Olga
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A very large one bedroom Victorian apartment with wooden floors and heaps of style, 60m 2
Comfortably fits a couple, and is a short walk from trendy areas of Portobello and Westfield entertainment and shopping, three tube lines, train and bus.

The Space

Ground floor of a Victorian villa, a very large, airy and sunny this apartment has one double bedroom and large living room and separate kitchen. The is place within walking distance from great shopping, on a quiet residential street in Shepherds Bush, just off Goldhawk Road. There is a lovely neighbourhood with cafes and shops just across the road - Hammersmith Grove.
The flat is also not far from Holland Park shops and cafes (15-20 min walk max) and 20-25 min walk to Portobello Road.

This is zone 2, next to three (3) tube stations, Westfield shopping, outdoor market within 5 min walk, etc. The area is a quiet street, just off Goldhawk road. Nearest tube: Goldhawk road Hammersmith & City + Circle Line (2 min), Shepherds Bush Central line (10 min).

Dishwasher, washer/dryer, cooker (gas stove and oven), all kitchen stuff, towels and bedlinen provided, hairdryer.
Minimal interior with antique pieces, all necessary things, plenty of storage, heating / hot water, large fridge/freezer. The flat has a lot of books, fine wine glasses and generally fairly nice things here and there, as it is my home, and I would appreciate if you treat it as such. There is usually some ground coffee and tea.
Unlimited broadband and WiFi available throughout. Plus if you have an Iphone or Ipod - Bowers and Wilkins mini zeppelin is at your disposal with a fantastic sound.

Please note though, that if you find nice cosmetic products, scented candles or wine in the cupboards, this, perhaps, means they are mine. Should you chose to use or consume these, please replace with exact same products. I hope you understand that after a long trip away we all like to find things we left home intact and waiting for us.
The flat does not have a TV, sorry.

It is not suitable for two people wanting to share, but rather for a couple or a single person. There is only one, but very large bed (super King size), and the sofa is not really made for sleeping.

As the place has old victorian wood floor the only thing I ask is to remove heavy shoes (or high heels) indoors after 9 pm, as the sound travels rather well to my downstairs neighbors. Please do recycle (special bags) and if you do need something else during your stay - do ask, I am very happy to help.

Guest Access

There are some personal things left in a wardrobe, as this is my home. These are off bounds. What you find in the kitchen - you can use, but please be kind and replace essentials when you leave.

Interaction with Guests

I am always available on email and phone. Alas, not always in your time zone.

The Neighborhood

You can easily walk to Holland Park (just over the roundabout) and enjoy the tranquil green space or go for a run, go have coffee or lunch around Holland Park area (15-20 min walk max) or even get to Portobello on foot. If you chose to stay very locally - crossing the road to Hammersmith Grove will get you to some nice cafes (in about 5 minutes), like Raoul's deli and cafe, for example, the Grove restaurant and many more. There is a yoga studio as well. Should you wish to shop till you drop - within 10 minutes walk is a Westfield shopping centre, with a mind-blowing array of cafes, bars and restaurants, plus a great number of shops, a cinema and a great deal more. Right next to us is a Shepherds Bush market, an open air affair for fresh veggies and fruit and some ethnic fair. A great number of supermarkets and ethnic shops and cafes on both Goldhawk road and Uxbridge road.

Getting around

You are right in the middle of great transport connections: Circle, District and Hammersmith and City line station (Goldhawk road) is within 4 min walk, Central line *Shepherds Bush - 10 min walk. There are a number of buses outside the house as well.

Other Things to Note

Please not two knobs on the cooker come off every now and then: sadly, these can not be fixed permanently, but the cooker and oven work fine. I have been told that to fix the knobs I would need to replace the cooker entirely. We're working on it:)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Monthly Price: $3702 /month
Security Deposit: $705
Cleaning Fee: $106
Check In: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Olga's place is very spacious and beautifully decorated. The bathroom has just recently been refurbished and is absolutely beautiful.
    The location is ideal for people visiting London (or people needing temporary accommodation like us) with easy access to central & hammersmith lines, buses and overground.

    Lots of good ethnics restaurants in the neighbourhood and nice cafe (hummingbird, Liz cafe, Raoul's) and craft beer places (Brewdog).

    Olga was overseas when we stayed at her place so we didn't get to meet her. She was very quick to respond to our email, super friendly and efficient. The perfect host!

    May 2014
  • I stayed in this lovely flat for a month during autumn/winter. I can certainly concur with other reviews that it is really spacious, stylish (Olga has great taste), well-located (choice of three different tube stations) and utterly warm and cosy. Olga was based overseas during our communications but she was extremely fast at responding to emails and willing to telephone/(website hidden) if necessary. The flat was really clean and fairly well stocked with what I needed. The bathroom shower is old-style (which I think you can see in the photos), which means that it's more suitable for people who take baths -- the shower attachment has to be hand-held, it's not attached to a wall. My only other issue was that I couldn't use the oven (the knobs were missing) and this was not relayed to me until after I'd made the booking. The gas hobs worked fine but I did miss being able to bake/roast in an oven. But I'm sure if I'd really wanted it fixed, then Olga would have done whatever was necessary to make my stay an unreservedly happy one. I don't think I could've found a nicer, more welcoming host, even though we never met.

    December 2013
  • My husband and I stayed at Olga's flat for more than a month, while we were having our flat refurbished. It quickly became second home to us. The flat was charming, with a very generous and comfortable bedroom. The location is quite good, very close to underground and overground. There is a number of local shops around and the Westfield Centre just about a 10min walk. I would certainly recommend Olga's flat to any of my friends for a stay in London.

    September 2013
  • We rented Olga's flat for a colleague who was traveling to London and he had a great experience. Olga was super helpful and always there if we needed anything. I highly recommend staying at her place and we may be back here ourselves in the future :)

    Thanks Olga!

    July 2013
    Response from Olga:

    thank you !

    July 2013
  • We enjoyed our stay as the flat is exactly the same as it shown in the pictures - huge, stylish and very cosy. It was very warm during cold April days as the heater works good. Olga (the host) was very helpful and nice, and btw it is actually her home, so you won't feel it like living in a rental place.

    May 2013
  • The apartment is spacious and nicely furnished. The location is a little "down market", but very close to Holland Park, Hammersmith, Notting Hill etc. Olga is a great hostess.

    December 2012
  • It is a lovely flat and we had a great time there. The flat is everything showed in pictures and descriptions. Although we had some minor misunderstandings, Olga was always fast in replying and very kind.

    I would certainly go back to this flat. I highly recommend it.

    January 2012
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I travel a lot for work and for over ten years have been renting my apartment during the times when I am not there. Mostly for a long term rental. I am careful and selective about whom I rent to, as this is my home, and I expect people to treat it as such.
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